There are only two types of people in the world, they say. Some split the population based on whether you like the Beatles or Rolling Stones; Holden or Ford; Coke or Pepsi. But these days it seems you are either an iPhone person or an Android enthusiast. Your correspondent falls into the latter category.
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So thanks to those magicians at Samsung who slave away over a microchip or two to produce these phones that do things I could never truly hope to understand. We can now access online casinos through these devices and play blackjack anywhere at any time, without resorting to voodoo or any of the other dark arts.
So what does each online casino have to offer in the way of blackjack?
Android blackjack games at Guts Casino
Guts has a safe and simple-to-use mobile casino that can be accessed straight from your Android’s browser with no downloads required to play. Easy.
Guts offers AUD$300 worth of sign-up bonuses and 100 free spins on the popular pokie Starburst.
European Blackjack Gold
European Blackjack Gold is an easy-to-use game with a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum bet of $200. It is a single-hand game played with two decks of cards. The dealer is initially dealt one hole card, which makes EBG a no peek-style game.
You may double down on hard nines, 10s and 11s only and you are allowed multiple cards on split aces, which is great news because it improves your odds by around 0.19% and any real punter will take any advantage they can get.
American Blackjack is also easy to use and quite smartly laid out with smooth game play. Bets start at $1 and are capped at $100. This game is played with six decks of cards with the dealer being dealt two hole cards off the initial deal in true American fashion. This is a peek game, which means if the dealer’s exposed card is an Ace then the dealer will check if they have blackjack before you can act on your hand.
You may only double down on a two-card total of 10 or 11 and split Aces may only draw a single card each.
This is a simple Net Entertainment Touch Blackjack game with bets ranging from $1-$40. It is not dealt from any set amount of decks.
You may double down on a two-card total of 10 or 11 and with split Aces you may draw only a single card for each.
Mobile blackjack for Thrills Casino
Thrills offers to double your initial deposit up to $500 and 50 free spins on the popular pokie Starburst.
This is the same Net Entertainment version offered through Guts.
Classic Blackjack Gold
This version is extremely similar to European Blackjack Gold, except this one is dealt from one deck of cards. It boasts a minimum of $1 and a maximum of $200.
Again you may double on two-card totals of nine, 10 and 11 and can draw multiple cards for split Aces.
Blackjack Multi Hand
This is a unique mobile experience because it affords you the opportunity to play up to three hands at once. Multi Hand is dealt from six decks of cards and has a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum of $100.
Another thing that separates this game from the herd is the ability to double down on any two-card total. With split Aces you can draw only one card for each.
GdayCasino offerings for mobile 21
When you sign up to Gday via your mobile you get 50 free spins of the Aliens pokie, with no deposit required. You also get 100 per cent first-deposit bonus and a free carton of VB when you deposit.
The same Net Entertainment version available at Guts and Thrills.
This classic American-style Blackjack game is dealt from six decks of cards and has betting limits from $1-$100. This game offers double down on two-card totals of 10 and 11 only, has a single card only on split Aces and allows you to split same total, not same type (eg. if your first two cards are a 10 and a King, you can split because they are the same total).
This is the most feature-packed of all the games on offer. Mobile Blackjack has betting limits ranging from $1 to $200. Mobile Blackjack is a peek game, so when the dealer has an exposed ace or picture as their hole card they check for a Blackjack. In this game you can play up to three hands each round. An old-school digitised voice informs you of your total, which is just great.
You can double down on any two-card total and two extra features are the Five Card Charlie and the Gamble on wins. The Five Card Charlie feature is if you take five cards without busting, you are paid. And on wins you have the option to gamble up to five times. During the gamble feature you are taken to a different screen and must decide whether the next card will be higher or lower than the card on show. Each win increases your initial win. An incorrect decision loses everything.
All of the Microgaming-powered Casinos – Royal Vegas, All Slots and 7 Sultans – offer the same games. The only differences are that Royal Vegas has a downloadable app for Android devices and each site’s sign-up bonuses.
Royal Vegas offers a free app available to download via the Google Play Store. Royal Vegas also offers $1200 worth of sign-up and deposit bonuses, which is hard to turn your nose up at.
All Slots has a downloadable app available, however, it is not from the Google Play Store. It can be downloaded straight from your browser with minimal fuss. All Slots has a sign-up offer of $30 free and $500 worth of bonuses.
Like All Slots, 7 Sultans has an app downloadable straight from your browser and not the Google Play Store. 7 Sultans offers $500 worth of matched deposit bonuses when you sign up and deposit with them.
All three of these Microgaming Casinos – Royal Vegas, All Slots and 7 Sultans – offer the following Blackjack games.
European Blackjack Gold Series
This easy-to-use game uses two decks and has betting limits ranging from $1-$200. It is a no-peek game that allows you to double down on two-card totals of nine, 10 and 11. Split Aces can draw multiple cards.
Atlantic City Blackjack Gold
Atlantic City Blackjack is played with eight decks of cards and has betting limits from $1-$200. This is a dealer peek game.
What makes this game unique is the ability to double down on any two-card total and the chance to split three times to make four hands when possible. You get only one card per split Ace.
Classic Blackjack Gold Series
This is a single-deck, no-peek game with a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum of $200.
You can double down on two-card totals of nine, 10 or 11 and split aces can receive multiple cards.
If blackjack is your game of choice and you own an Android device, it could not be easier to log to one of these great sites and try your hand at mobile blackjack.